BC summer camps

Find summer camps in British Columbia listed below

BC’s summer camps offer kids and teens an engaging personal growth personal experience that is fundamentally different from school. That’s right, emphasis on fun. Below, find camps from across the province, from Vancouver to Victoria to Kelowna and Kamloops, and many remote locations in between. Dive right into the list of camps below or look further down to learn more about camps closer to home, with advice for parents.  Read more


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InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific  

Thetis Island; Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $275/week
Overnight Coed, Girls2757-180Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BCTraditional (multi activity) InterVarsity Pioneer Camp PacificOne of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more. Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Overnight Coed, Girls

Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport  

British Columbia (33)

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $169/week
Day, Program Coed1693-121Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West VancouverSport (multi)Pedalheads Bike, Swim and SportPedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction. Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver Day, Program Coed

Sports Camps Canada  

Vancouver

  • Sport (multi)
  • Day

Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • from $235/week
Day Coed2354-142Vancouver, British ColumbiaSport (multi)Sports Camps CanadaOur coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada! Vancouver, British Columbia Day Coed

Camp Ecolart  

Vancouver; West Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $240/week
Day, Overnight Coed2404-173Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Camp EcolartA premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp. Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Digital Media Academy  

Vancouver

  • Computer (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

At Digital Media Academy, we encourage and inspire kids and teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. Find your passion! Create the future at DMA!

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $840/week
Day, Overnight Coed8407-174Vancouver, British ColumbiaComputer (multi)Digital Media AcademyAt Digital Media Academy, we encourage and inspire kids and teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. Find your passion! Create the future at DMA! Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

YMCA of Greater Vancouver  

Vancouver; Gibsons

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight, family

There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $139/session
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-175Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) YMCA of Greater VancouverThere’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience. Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia Day, Overnight, family Coed

Outward Bound Canada  

Vancouver Island

  • Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping
  • Day, Overnight, family

Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $779/week
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-996Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaAdventure: Wilderness Out-trippingOutward Bound CanadaEst 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential. Vancouver Island, British Columbia Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys

Camp Artaban  

Gambier Island

  • Adventure (multi)
  • Overnight, family

Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • from $198/session
Overnight, family Coed1981-1007Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British ColumbiaAdventure (multi)Camp ArtabanYouth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait! Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia Overnight, family Coed

Timberline Ranch  

Vancouver

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.

  • Ages 7 to 16
  • Coed, Girls
  • from $329/week
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3297-168Vancouver, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Timberline RanchKnown for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed, Girls
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Overnight

Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $200/week
Day, Overnight Coed2008-179Mill Bay, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Brentwood College School Summer CampsLocated on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17. Mill Bay, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Camp Qwanoes  

Vancouver Island

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight, family

Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $521/week
Overnight, family Coed5218-1810Vancouver Island, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Camp QwanoesCamp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities. Vancouver Island, British Columbia Overnight, family Coed
  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Overnight

Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • Cost Varies
Overnight Girls, Boys011-1811Kelowna, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled TeensSupportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe! Kelowna, British Columbia Overnight Girls, Boys

Under the GUI  

Vancouver; North Vancouver; Coquitlam

  • Computer : Computer programming
  • Day, Program

A coding school for kids, teaching Python, C#, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Java, using PixelPAD.io, Unity3D and Visual Studio. Our summer camps include robotics, engineering, 3d printing and much more !

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • from $700/program
Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys7007-1712Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Coquitlam, British ColumbiaComputer : Computer programmingUnder the GUIA coding school for kids, teaching Python, C#, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Java, using PixelPAD.io, Unity3D and Visual Studio. Our summer camps include robotics, engineering, 3d printing and much more ! Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Coquitlam, British Columbia Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys

The-Cutting Room  

Vancouver

  • Art : Fashion design / Sewing
  • Day, Program

During this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms.

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • from $650/week
Day, Program Coed6508-1613Vancouver, British ColumbiaArt : Fashion design / SewingThe-Cutting RoomDuring this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms. Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed
  • Sport (multi)
  • Day, Program

A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $150/program
Day, Program Coed1507-1814Vancouver, British ColumbiaSport (multi)False Creek Racing Canoe ClubA multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round! Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

VEX Robotic Science Summer Game  

Richmond; Vancouver

  • Computer : Robotics
  • Day, Program, family

Two weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition.

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • from $400/week
Day, Program, family Coed4007-1715Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, British ColumbiaComputer : RoboticsVEX Robotic Science Summer GameTwo weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition. Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia Day, Program, family Coed

Academic Camp Canada  

Mill Bay

  • Education (multi)
  • Day, Overnight

A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • from $6,000/3 weeks
Day, Overnight Coed600012-1816Mill Bay, British ColumbiaEducation (multi)Academic Camp CanadaA challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'! Mill Bay, British Columbia Day, Overnight Coed

Block 8 Academy  

Port Moody

  • Traditional (multi activity)
  • Day, Program

Active, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging from Cooking, to Parkour, Lake Days and Improv Theatre. Keep your child active and encourage their creativity!!

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • from $45/day
Day, Program Coed455-1217Port Moody, British ColumbiaTraditional (multi activity) Block 8 AcademyActive, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging from Cooking, to Parkour, Lake Days and Improv Theatre. Keep your child active and encourage their creativity!! Port Moody, British Columbia Day, Program Coed

Find camps across the province

At a BC summer camp, your child will be able to enjoy the great outdoors and take in the province’s mountainous scenery and diverse stunning landscape. Until recently, the province called itself “the best place on earth.” And across BC, there are many superior places to attend kids’ camp. From the heart of Vancouver to the near-endless back country, here are camp locations that deserve your attention

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The variety of camps in BC

Given the size and population of British Columbia, you would expect a diverse selection of camps of just about every description. Camps are increasingly varied in their offerings. Consider the following possibilities:

 
Kids' sports camps, in BC

Kids who love sports can immerse themselves in athletics at the camps listed below. Search results will list specialized camps at the top, with camps offering some activities related to the sport of your choosing, further down the list.

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Education camps across BC

It’s the perfect way to extend learning through the summer. Many of these camps give kids and teens the space to indulge in specific passions. Disciplines listed below are linked to advanced search results that prioritize camps that specialize in that area, while further down the results list are camps that offer a variety of activities that will include some focus on that interest.

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Computer and technology camps across BC

Tech programs and camps for teens with advanced interest in technology are found throughout the province, though concentrated in the major cities of the south. Here are specific technology interests that kids and teens can engage in at camps. Some camps specialize in these, while others offer activities concentrated on them.

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Arts camps BC

Anyone with a budding interest in any kind of artistic pursuit owes it to themselves to try out a camp that will further your development. Camp is an exceptional way to dive in deep into one of the arts listed below. Note that some camps are focused on one arts interest, while others further down the listings page might only offer select activities related to that interest.

  dance
  drama
  music

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Exceptional needs camps BC

Exceptional needs camps are found throughout the province, from urban areas to the interior. Camps also offer support for specific needs such as the following:

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More camp types available in BC:

 

There are many benefits to kids’ camp

BC kids’ camps are really among the best in the world. Canada is the birthplace of the summer camp, and BC's boundless beauty offers an environment envied the world over. Still, many parents are reluctant to push their kids into attending camp, but there are many long-term benefits that make it more than worthwhile.

Camp offers one-of-a-kind opportunities to develop independence, self esteem, leadership and social skills. It’s not as comfortable as sitting at home on the couch, but it’s critical to young people’s development to, in fact, get out of the comfort zone. Camps do that in a way that is fun, engaging and often life-altering. 

Take a full look at the benefits offered by BC’s kids’ camps.

What can you expect a BC camp to cost?

Depending on the type of camp and whether it’s day or overnight, the cost can range anywhere from $200-$600+ per week or by day. It’s best to contact the camps of your choice to find out what’s included in the cost, such as meals or transportation, or what’s not such as spending money for a snack shack.

Find the right BC camp for your child

If you’re looking for some guidance on how to begin your search for a camp or program in BC, create a list of what your child and your family is most interested in with a camp experience. 

Typical basic concerns for parents

  • Does the location matter? 
  • What types of programs or activities would your child enjoy the most? 
  • Would they like a single-sex or coed camp? 
  • Do they want to develop a particular interest or passion further? 
  • Decide what’s most important with your child and your family and research your options from there.

Questions you might not have considered

  • How are kids grouped together? If it’s by age group, how diverse are the ages? 
  • How well are camp leaders trained in conflict resolution? Does the camp use restorative justice, for example? 
  • What steps does the camp take to ensure the safety of children during outings? 

Of course, these are just a few of the questions you might ask. 

These are just a few of the concerns any Ontario parent should have when looking at camps.

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